Anna Engelhardt (b. 1994, Kostroma, Russia) is a media artist, researcher, and writer based in London. Her main interests are the (de)colonial politics of algorithmic and logistical infrastructures in post-Soviet space. With Sasha Shestakova, Anna is a co-founder of the Distributed Cognition Cooperative.
Anna's recent projects include Machinic Infrastructures of Truth (2021), an inquiry into the production of verification systems, commissioned by Garage.Digital and presented at Transmediale as a part of 'Adversarial Hacking' symposium; Adversarial Infrastructure (2020), an investigation into the Russian Crimean Bridge through principles of adversarial machine learning, shown at Ars Electronica Kepler's Gardens, 67th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, and Mute Magazine.
Anna is currently conducting her PhD on the electromagnetic infrastructure of Russian cyber warfare at Queen Mary, UoL and contributing with her research on Russian cyber warfare to the Digital Democracies Institute led by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun. She has recently taken part in the Recursive Colonialism, AI & Speculative Computation symposium with her work on racialised topologies of Russian logistics.